Efe founded The Auteurs, a film website, after he discovered that he couldn’t watch In the Mood for Love in a café in Tokyo.  Previously, Efe was with Goldman Sachs in London and New York, where he worked on IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity investments.  He earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and MBA from Stanford.

About The Auteurs

The Auteurs is the fastest growing online destination for lovers of independent, foreign and classic film; an online cinema, anytime, anywhere.  The Auteurs will give you the latest buzz from the Cannes Film Festival or a restored masterpiece personally chosen by Martin Scorsese (he’s a member, too!).  It’s a social network that can let you find a visual gem that will definitely not be released in the local multiplex and allows you to find a girl in Tokyo who loves Kubrick (she actually exists, her name is Yuko and she’s into Wong Kar-Wai, too…).  The Auteurs invites you to watch, discover and discuss visionary films from all over the world.  Founded in 2007 by Efe Cakarel, The Auteurs is backed by Celluloid Dreams, The Criterion Collection and Costa Films and is the exclusive partner of The World Cinema Foundation.  The Auteurs is based in Palo Alto, New York, Paris and anywhere around the world where there’s a movie lover.